Market Profile: Venezuela
Venezuelan Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Venezuela
VENEZUELAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

Market Profile: Venezuela VENEZUELAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 447 488 541 552 577 555 396 (51)
% Change -13% 9% 11% 2% 5% -4% -29% -11%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $1,401 $1,440 $1,592 $1,697 $1,891 $1,824 n/a n/a
% Change 1% 3% 11% 7% 11% -4% n/a n/a


VENEZUELAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
SOUTH ATLANTIC 80.2% 318 75.6% 420
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 16.4% 65 23.4% 130
Florida 76.1% 301 70.7% 392
New York 15.6% 62 22.0% 122


VENEZUELAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
Miami 58.6% 232 57.1% 317
New York City 15.4% 61 21.8% 121


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 60% 59% 1
Visit Friends and Relatives 41% 34% 7
Business 25% 36% -11
Attend Convention 10% 9% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 50% 50% 0
Private Automobile 29% 24% 4
Airline in U.S. 17% 20% -3
Bus between Cities 7% 6% 1
Rail between Cities 4% 5% -1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 9% 6% 43%
First International Trip 7% 2% 263%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.2 17.3 -12%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $123 $85 45%
Average Number of States Visited 1.3 1.3 0%

Notes:
r - The 2001 and 2002 arrivals total have been revised downward from the preliminary estimate released earlier by OTTI.

pr - Preliminary will be Revised.

n/a - Information not available.

* Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

** Only the census regions, states, and cities are displayed that have a statistically reliable respondent base for the survey year(s).

*** Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.

**** Variance due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis

Publication Date: May 2003